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2015 Chateau Laplagnotte-Bellevue

With 14.5 % alcohol, costing $33, the 2015 Chateau Laplagnotte-Bellevue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru scored 16+/17- points of the Dionysian scale of 20. 2015 Bordeaux are “must have” wines….


Demiere A & J Champagne

The multi-vintage of Demiere A & J Champagne Solera 23 has 12 % alcohol, cost about $45, is an RM Champagne, and scored 17 Dionysian points out of 20….


1988 Pesquera

With 12.5% alcohol, costing under $20 back when released, and scoring 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 1988 Tinto Pesquera from Ribera Del Duero in northern…


1990 Chateau d’Yquem

At perfect peak, the 1990 Chateau d’Yquem Sur-Saluces Sauternes, with 13% alcohol, costing nearly $65 then, scored 19 points on the Dionysian 20-point scale. The wine was still…


1987 Kenwood Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon

The 1987 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series  cost about $20 back then, scores 17+ Dionysian Points on their 20-point scale, and has matured over the past 31 years…


2014 Horse Heaven Hills Chardonnay

With low alcohol, no overpowering oak, and costing under $20, the 2014 Horse Heaven Hill Chardonnay  from Columbia Crest in Washington State is an American Chardonnay you can…


2014 Masia Freye

Costing under $18 now, the 2014 Domenech Vidal Masia Freye is made from Parellada and Muscat grapes.  Young people love it. The wine is floral with mineral notes….


1983 Drouhin Chassagne-Montrachet

Scoring 17 points out of a possible 20, this rare “red” Chassagne cost under $25 back then. It’s 13% alcohol is ideal.  The 1983 Joseph Drouhin Chassagne-Montrachet, at…


1900 Chateau Talbot

Scoring 19.9 Dionysian points on their scale of 20, the 118 year-old-wine had held. With 12% alcohol, and costing $850 back in 1989, it had cigar aroma, complex…


2000 Hugel Gewurztraminer

+At 18 years old, the 2000 Hugel Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive, scored 19 of a possible 20 Dionysian points. It had 12% alcohol, and cost under $24. The Vendange…